It is always a honor to be able to work with another photographer, but when that photographer is one of your best friends it is even more special! In the fall my friend Ariana and I did a swap- I shot her family and she did mine. Those self-timer shots just don’t cut it when you want a really great family photo. I was excited to not only capture pictures of their whole family, but also to pictures of Ariana with each of her children. Too often as Mom’s (and especially when you’re the photographer) we’re the ones behind the camera and don’t get enough pictures of us with our little ones. I loved capturing these moments they are so special and we can’t forget them!
We met up at the beautiful Finch Arboretum in Spokane- where you can find some of the very best fall colors in town and I got to work with her family. If you’re a photographer you also know that being a photographer’s child can be a tortured state. They unfortunately have a camera stuck in their face way too often. I set to work with my usual fare of silly faces, noises, and of course my famous, “There is a frog in my camera” trick (ask anyone child that has worked with me). Luckily working with your friend’s mom can be a lot more fun than working with your own mom, so I got some fairly cooperative kiddos.